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Hobbit Camp


Hobbits are a hardy folk who love well-tilled earth, good food, fun, and certainly no adventures! Well that is unless you’re in this camp, because it is full of adventures. We will be visiting Elves and Dwarves, following treasure maps, and sneaking up on thebigfolk, as they are called. Activities will include playing games, building our village, exploring the lands around Middle-earth and quite possibly saving the day while we’re are at it. So if you’re interested in Magic, second snack, and have a love of games and some Tookish adventures, please join us for a long expected party here at Hobbit camp!



August 13 - 17 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


5 - 7


Stoney Meadow Lane
Monkton, VT 05443

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Complete the 2018 Willowell Summer Camp Registration Form Online:



I. Make checks payable to the Willowell Foundation, and mail to address above (preferred).

II. Pay through PayPal. Please add a $10 processing fee to tuition total when paying online. Enter name of camp and campers name in “description.”

Applications and full tuition are due 3 weeks before the camp start date.

To reserve a space now, please fill out the online application and mail your non-refundable $50 deposit.  Deposit counts towards full tuition.




Over the past nine years Emily has worked in childcare and education in multiple settings ranging from private and public schools, to working as an in-home nanny. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources with a concentration in Resource Ecology from the University of Vermont, as well as a certificate in Permaculture Design. She worked as a Preschool Teacher at Stepping Stones Early Childhood Center from September 2014 to June 2015.  Emily enjoys playing into the curiosity of children as a means to help them explore and ponder the natural world and gain a greater sense of place. Emily has also worked for ReTribe as a staff member and chef on our teen overnight retreats for the past 3 summers.


Maurice (Mo) Bissonnette:

Mo grew up in Jerusalem, Vermont and has been a student of nature since he joined the Bristol tracking club in 8th grade. He soon found himself raised in the culture of naturalists, trackers and elders living in old ways. Mo has been trained in wilderness survival for over 10 years and has studied at the Vermont Wilderness School and Hawk Circle Wilderness Education center. He is currently teaching wilderness skills around the state, including at Earthwalk Vermont and Wisdom of the Herbs School.


Summer Camps 2018

june 18 - 22  |  ages 4 - 7

Chipmunk Clan 1

june 18 - 22  |  ages 8 - 12

Coyote Clan

june 25 - 29  |  ages 8 - 12

Jedi Training

july 2 - 7  |  ages 12 - 15

Rooted Youth

july 9 - 13  |  ages 4 - 6

Wren's Nest

JULY 9 - 13  |  AGES 10 - 14

Wild Witches

july 23 - 27  |  ages 7+

Nature Theater

july 30 - AUG 3  |  ages 4 - 7

Magical Forest Creatures

july 30 - AUG 3  |  ages 8 - 12

Witchcraft & Wizardry

aug 6 - AUG 10  |  ages 8+

Lord of the Rings

aug 13 - AUG 17  |  ages 5 - 6

Hobbit Camp

aug 13 - AUG 17  |  ages 7 - 14

Fiber to Function

aug 20 - AUG 24  |  ages 6 - 10

Magic, Art & Nature!